Clock House

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Clock House 
ZD1586725
This is a short independent film about a house that's a giant clock. It's animated but don't let that mislead you. It's not cartoony. Animation is just the means of creation. For reference you can see some very rough sample shots from the film here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1dl2wx6a0amwxc6/Clock%20House%20Exterior%20v13.mov?dl=0

It's meant to be a little surreal -- not really somber or dark, but strange and compelling. So I'm looking for a performance that projects, the right word might be, curiosity. Not quite as positive as wonder, more strange curiosity, a fascination but one that sits a little uncomfortably with you. Your character is a narrator who has been to this place and experienced it first hand. To get a sense of my narration style you can listen to some samples of what I've personally done here:

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/1/8/7/187e7c38afc02f7e/Beneath_the_Surface_ENHANCED.m4a?c_id=2525464&destination_id=34470&expiration=1479499263&hwt=40d64d6eeaa49819af43a54627ce3e30

About a minute or so in, my performance has a roughly similar kind of feel to this project. I've been doing my own narration for quite some time, but I'd like to see what it sounds like to hear another voice, which is why I'm coming to you.

{FYI, ultimately I'll be looking for a digital audio file (ideally .wav) as a final deliverable. I checked ISDN and Source Connect below, despite not really understanding what each means, mainly to not limit options.} 
2016-11-18 19:19:27 GMT
2016-11-28 13:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 10 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 10 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.

Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Flexible Price - USD 100 to USD 250
TV shows and movies
Via Internet: worldwide
3 MINUTES
English - USA and Canada
Not defined
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
ISDN OR
Source Connect OR
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

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the building itself was a gigantic watch. the entire base a 100’ escape wheel, powered by the underground water system below. the circular interior walls of the house perpetually rotating, cut through with holes, windows that exposed the world beyond it, tiny glimpses into the passage of life outside.

each floor itself was static, moored to the building below, meaning the walls moved freely, while the house and everyone within it otherwise remained in place.
the minutes would pass and the interior walls would circle, the windows counting off the numbers upwards to 60, stamped in serifed fonts above the casings, each floor revolving in the opposite direction as the one before.

to some who visited, it gave the place a strange seasick experience, an unsettledess, the slow rotation of everything around you while you stood still, enjoying some tea.

As you climbed between floors you moved through longer and longer passages of time: the first floor counting hours, the second floor, days, and so on, through months into years, into centuries.

Moving upwards in the building, from catwalk to catwalk, as you climbed the arterial spiral staircase that ran through its center, you could feel the relativeness of time, the slowing of its passage. A guest once asked why the top floor didn’t seem to move at all, and the machinist said that it was because the top floor tracked the passage of millennia, rotating its walls only 3 inches a day; that 1000 years would pass before it faced just this way again. Whatever you saw as you looked out the window now (the town you had grown up in, the ice cream parlor opening its shutters for the after school rush, the priest outside the church fumbling for his keys, a man selling hats on a corner) all would be long gone, centuries gone, by the time the top floor’s window cast its view once more this way.

The machinist saw it as his ever shifting view of the world around him, the windows revealing different parts of the constantly revising and changing world, minute by minute all spinning around the place he lived, the planetary-ness of it all, this house the barycenter of so many orbits, counted out by the walls themselves.

But to me there was always a feeling of slipping away when you were inside the house; the places you saw were only visible for so long, before the wall would rotate them into obscurity. There was no reversing the eye of time, so you always felt as if you were losing something. as if nothing could ever be held onto long enough, hard enough, to protect it from passing out of sight.

I met a woman, a seamstress who said that the machinist misconstrued the tracking of time for his ability to control it. She said, time is like light and like air, there are no clock hands big enough to hold it.

There are no hands big enough to hold onto time. 
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